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I'm Looking to build a truly Ghetto system , a little advice Please

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Dancing_Priest

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Heres the score , Im currently putting together a computer for entertainment for when I move back to college. My motherboard has a built in 4:1 surround card built in. I want to hook up a load of speakers directly into the ports on the soundcard. but not computer speakers, I can get decent big 20 year old speakers in charity shops and on the side of the road for virtually nothing , the last set I got came to about 10 euro for the pair and they sounded class. is it possible to solder a 3.5 mil jack onto them and hook them directly in without an amp? Im not an audiophile , and theres a fair chance that they could get crushed , stolen , set on fire , exploded .
In the last place we were in we broke 2 double glazed windows , the door , 2 walls , the football table , set fire to the carpet , napalmed the lawn , blew up the oven and god only could know how many glasses , but you had to wear shoes all the time.Anyway. What m tring to say is that I'm not looking for the best , just wonder if it can be done that simply

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Pinky

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The outputs on the sound card only send a weak signal for transimitting the data for an amp or a pair of small headphones, they're not design/intended to power any size speakers.
 
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Dancing_Priest

Dancing_Priest

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Ok , so if I were to get a big ol 70's sound system for the front speaker outputs and another one for the rear and hooked up the outputs to the aux in , would I then be able to get 4:1 sound if I figure out the sub? I really only want a big sound , to go with a media box , which is coming in for around 50 euro on top of all the stuff I have lying around to go with a truly ghetto fresnel tv projector!
 

nealric

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You wont really get 4.1 unless you get one of those inermediate recievers from the early 90s where they had some kinda strange dsp for that.

I would go for simple 2 channel. You could hook up a sub if it had hi level inns, but usually subs with those cost more than the whole system you are looking to put togeather.